Robinson 22

In August, 1975, the first flight of two-seat Model R22 prototype at Torrance Airport took place. Superior performance, outstanding reliability, and exceptional value have made the two-seat R22 the world's most popular entry-level helicopter for nearly two decades. More than 3,600 R22 helicopters have been delivered to more than 60 countries around the globe. The R22 holds every performance record in its weight class including speed, altitude, and distance.

The R22 was designed by the founder of the Robinson Helicopter Company, Frank Robinson. The R22 was conceived to be an efficient, cheap to acquire (with a purchase cost comparable to two/four seat light aircraft), reliable and economical to operate multi purpose two seat light helicopter.

The Beta II is generously equipped and offers a wide selection of options. Standard features include a precision-engineered RPM governor, a durable rotor brake, an auxiliary fuel system for added versatility and increased range, plus a high-quality voice-activated intercom. The Beta II's clean aerodynamic design allows a high cruise speed up to 110 mph and an average fuel consumption of only 7 to 10 gallons per hour. The cabin provides comfortable seating for two with removable dual controls on the passenger side.

The R22 is a classic example of design excellence. No other helicopter in its class can match its speed, reliability, affordable price, and low operating costs. The R22 has fewer accidents due to aircraft or engine failure than other light helicopters, and Robinson's commitment to the highest quality in design, materials, and craftsmanship make it the enduring choice for flight training, radio traffic watch, power line patrol, and other applications that require performance, dependability, efficiency, and easy maintenance.


  • TYPE: Robinson 22
  • FIRST BUILT: 1975
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States of America
    Lycoming O-360 Four-Cylinder, Air-Cooled
    Derated to 131 horsepower at 2652 rpm
    Empty Weight Equipped (w/full oil): 855 lb
    Gross Weight (MTOW): 1,370 lbs
    Fuel: (19.2 gal)115 lb
    Optional Auxiliary Fuel: (10.5 gal)63 lb
    Passengers and Baggage w/stnd fuel: 400 lb
    Empty Weight Equipped (w/full oil): 855 lb
    Maximum Airspeed (Vne): up to 118 mph (102 kts)
    Cruise Airspeed @ 70% Power: 110 mph (96 kts)
    Maximum Range (no reserve): Over 200 miles
    Maximum Range (w/aux fuel): Over 300 miles
    Average Fuel Consumption: 8 to 10 gph
    Rate-of-Climb at Sea Level: Over 1,000 fpm
    Rate-of-Climb at 10,000 Feet: Over 600 fpm
    Maximum Operating Altitude: 14,000 feet
    Hover Ceiling IGE @ 1370 GW: 9,400 feet
    Seats: 1 pilot, 1 passenger

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